Get Mad: Sydney’s #1 Pokémon GO Spot Has Been Wiped From The Game

After weeks of finding itself as the go-to hotspot for Sydney‘s nerdfest, the suburb of Rhodes – a.k.a. the #1 spot for catching rare and powerful Pokémon – is no longer.

Of course, the suburb itself is still there (or this would be bigger news), but the three Pokémon GO stops which acted as a “farm” for rare Pokémon have been wiped from the game.

Local residents are said to be delighted.

At its peak, Rhodes was playing host to over 1000 Pokémon GO players each night, all congregated in a children’s park. The sheer volume of nerds in the local area regularly brought traffic to a standstill, and residents of the nearby apartment buildings were none-too-happy.

The local council was forced to put on additional garbage collectors and rangers to deal with the thousands of players who came, drank, smoke, revelled, and caught motherfuckin’ beasts till the wee hours of the morn.
This is the level of people we’re talking:

The council had been encouraging residents to petition Niantic, the company behind Pokémon Go, to remove the stops from its local area.

And by the looks of this latest app update, they succeeded.

#JeSuisRhodes. We hardly knew ya.

Source: Fairfax.

Photo: Pokémon.

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